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Professional Webinar: Combating Isolation Through Creativity - The Benefits of Art Therapy in Virtual Treatment

February 24, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Combating Isolation Through Creativity:
The Benefits of Art Therapy in Virtual Treatment

Presented by: Eleanor A. Poore, MS
Creative Arts Therapist and Primary Therapist, The Renfrew Center of Massachusetts 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)


Art therapy is a powerful tool often used as an effective treatment modality for clients with eating disorders and co-occurring issues. Self-exploration, emotional tolerance building and relational dynamics are only a few of the many benefits participants can experience during the creative process. Additionally, patients are usually eager to be involved in the process and are receptive to the relational aspect of the work – thereby enhancing the therapeutic alliance so essential to healing.

This webinar will highlight the positive effects creative arts therapies can have on those who are struggling in recovery and feeling isolated. Attendees will learn approaches to incorporate creative arts into treatment and, in addition, barriers to virtual implementation will be addressed.

About the Presenter:

Eleanor A. Poore, MS, is the Creative Arts Therapist and Primary Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Massachusetts where she leads the creative arts, virtual outpatient, and college track groups. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Psychology and her Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy, both from Nazareth College of Rochester. Ms. Poore specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma as well as the college and emerging adult populations.


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